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DISH Network Continues to Build its Wireless Team

The satellite TV giant turned wireless provider is continuing this trend with its two new executive hires, Craig Sparks and Steve Becker. The hires occurred in June and will work on a team reporting to Executive Vice President Stephen Bye.

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North Texas is Developing and Testing 5G Capabilities

he Ericsson Village, home to the U.S. headquarters of the Swedish telecom giant, is one of several campuses connected to its end-to-end 5G network along with its research center, Richardson Labs for analyzing functions and other experiments.

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Carriers Are Killing off 3G for More 5G

America’s major carriers are going to be shutting down 3G to make room for 5G spectrum.

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Why is Loving, TX Becoming a 5G Hotbed?

The latest generation of wireless relies on many towers and established infrastructure to work at its best and the beginning of its life cycle, expect to see 5G in urbanized, dense marketplaces. So, this begs the question: what in the world is Loving, Texas doing as one of the most hotly contested areas for the rights to 5G spectrum licenses?


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Apple Manufacturing 5G iPhones in September After Delays

After facing many delays in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic, the world’s most iconic smartphone producers are ready to manufacture 5G iPhones coming mid-September.

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Education is Getting a Boost Thanks to T-Mobile

T-Mobile is committed to spend the next five years spending $10 billion to help provide 10 million underserved homes with quality Internet access.

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The CBRS 3.5 GHz Auction Concludes, Raises Over $4.5 Billion

The demand for mid-band spectrum is growing and the U.S. government is starting to recognize the need to unleash more of the spectrum to become available for commercial usage.

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Huawei, ZTE Feeling Washington’s Sanctions

Evidence that these hindrances are coming into play is being seen as both Huawei and ZTE are slowing installations of 5G base stations to increase 5G coverage throughout the country due to a lack of access to the components needed to complete the job.

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AT&T, DT, and Others Welcome 5G SD-RAN Project

The Software Defined Radio Access Network (SD-RAN) project is underway thanks to its creation by the Open Networking Foundation (ONF).

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COVID-19 is Hindering the Progress of Our Emergency Services

der normal circumstances it can be difficult for field technicians to gain access to begin with. The pandemic and outbreaks that come with it continue to add to this challenge.

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5G a Priority for Trump in Second Term

The Trump campaign released several of Trump’s goals should he be re-elected for a second term. For the world of wireless one stands out in particular: “Win the Race to 5G and Establish a National High-Speed Wireless Internet Network.”

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T-Mobile’s 5G Reliability Claims Under Fire From NAD

The National Advertising Division of BBB National Programs is advising T-Mobile to refrain from claiming that its 5G network is more reliable than competitors AT&T and Verizon.

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Verizon & DISH Dominate at CBRS Auction

The latest CBRS auction was a huge success with over $2 billion raised. Top spenders included Verizon, DISH Network, and many top-cable companies.

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U.S. 5G Speeds are Lagging

Opensignal has the United States ranked 12th when it comes to download speeds with some metrics putting them dead last at 50.9 Mbps.

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Successful 5G Testing at 2.5 GHz for Qualcomm, Ericsson

The test took place in July in a lab located in Beijing using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X60 Modem-RF system and infrastructure from Ericsson. This test could be the first successful one of its kind in TDD 2.5 GHz band.

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Botnets Continue to Pose a Threat to the Internet of Things

Keeping up with security is going to be a challenge for the public, private sectors, and even the government.

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The Future of 5G and Video

Wireless communication powered by 5G is promising to enhance the way we experience video across many devices and deliver applications that go far beyond streaming funny videos or thrilling documentaries.

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John Deere Has Big Plans for 5G

Instead of worrying about the percentage of a particular wireless market being covered or the number of wireless customers in a given region, John Deere is looking to keep a different audience covered with the fastest wireless speeds available, crops.

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A Breakthrough in Measuring 5G Channels From NIST

Synthetic Aperture Measurements of Uncertainty in Angle of Incidence, or SAMURAI, is a system designed to measure 5G with precise accuracy. Accurate to the point that it can be traced to physical standards. SAMURAI is also small enough to provide a portable instrument for better tests in the field.

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Verizon Waiting to “Flip the Switch” on Nationwide 5G

Verizon is ready to deploy its nationwide 5G throughout the United States but is choosing to wait for the time being until it feels as if the demand is where they want it to be.

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T-Mobile Launching Thousands of Mid-band 5G Sites

T-Mobile shows no signs of slowing down with plans to expand its 5G network and provide solutions to the home fixed wireless market by launching thousands of mid-band sites throughout the United States during the remainder of the year.

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DISH and Matrixx Software Are Teaming Up

Its partnership with Matrixx Software will allow these capabilities to come to life. DISH is looking to use dynamic pricing models for upcoming wireless services, particularly as it looks to package its 5G services in the form of network slices.

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Who Has The Fastest 5g Network?

Verizon holds the title for the fastest 5G network in the world. This is because the US-based carrier has built their 5G network using mmWave spectrum.

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The U.S. Government is Clearing Mid-band 5G Spectrum

Mid-band 5G spectrum between 3.45-3.55 GHz is becoming available as the U.S. government releases 100-megahertz for commercial applications. There are some issues with the release of that spectrum because it involves military operations and national defense.

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Verizon Wireless store front with 5G phones.

Verizon Dominating the Market for 5G Phones

Of the millions of 5G devices sold to date, Verizon has sold around 54% of them. The data was compiled from a database made of almost 10,000 wireless stores’ point-of-sale records. The 2.2 million phones are an enormous lead over second-place contender AT&T who pales in comparison with only 629,000 5G phones sold.

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5G graphic representing CBRS spectrum band.

CBRS Band in High Demand at FCC Auction

With expectations of the market for 5G looking to reach trillions of dollars worldwide, and the shared Citizens Broadband Radio Services (CBRS) band to benefit the commercial sector of 5G heavily, it’s no wonder that bidding is reaching such heights early on as this emerging technology is unleashed for the next generation.

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Amazon May Play a Bigger Role in 5G

The king of online marketplaces has come a long way from being a virtual bookstore and continues to diversify its many business functions. With this approval, Amazon may have a unique opportunity to not only provide Internet as it sees fit, but to also play a role in the development of 5G in America, and around the world.

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AT&T Stadium using 5G as a smart venue.

5G, Pandemics, and the Future of Smart Venues

How will 5G powered smart venues overcome these new obstacles and produce the experience they were meant to? Time will tell, however, while the future may look different than it did even months ago, it still looks bright. Take a journey to the venue of the future and see how smart venues can adapt and execute to deliver a greater consumer experience thanks to 5G capabilities.

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DISH Could Become a Major Player in Fixed Wireless

For years, DISH has been silently positioning itself to not only have 5G capabilities but to enter the world of fixed wireless.

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DISH Bringing Changes to Prepaid Business

After acquiring Boost Mobile in July for $1.4 billion, DISH Network has plans to make big changes to “backwards” prepaid market.

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